In June, I shared that Powered by Publics would undertake efforts to define, measure, and demonstrate our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion rooted in data and dialogue that helps APLU and Powered by Publics make real progress on these issues. We recently shared with you the Powered by Publics Commitment to Equity.
This commitment was developed in response to feedback from cluster lead presidents and members of Powered by Publics. It represents a critical step toward advancing Powered by Publics’ strategic priority: “taking explicit action to pursue educational equity for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.” As we take new actions around this commitment, I’d like to thank Powered by Publics’ Alcione Frederick who has spearheaded this work. Over the coming months, we will share additional tools and resources with you, grounded in this commitment to equity, to help guide your clusters’ work to advance equitable outcomes for students.
In addition to our commitment to equity, I hope you’ll find other resources in this month’s newsletter valuable: